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The Inch-Pound Torque Wrench: An Unsung Hero Tool for Leak-Free Valve & Differential Cover Gaskets

Like so many of our other automotive maintenance adventures, this one started with a few drips of oil on our garage floor. A quick inspection of our engine bay revealed […]

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The Manual Impact Driver: An Unsung Hero Tool for Getting Fasteners Un-Stuck

It all started with a few black spots under our motorcycle’s kickstand, directly above the drive sprocket—a sure sign of a weeping oil seal somewhere. Removing the sprocket cover revealed […]

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The Ball Joint Press: An Unsung Hero Tool for Fixing a Lot More Than Just Ball Joints

It all started when we noticed a telltale bearing squeak in our home’s HVAC blower motor. Then, on the hottest day of the year…Squuuuuuuueeeeeeerrrrrrk! A bearing failed and the motor […]

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The Oil Filter Socket: An Unsung Hero Tool for Quick, Easy Oil Changes

Mechanics like to joke about their disdain for vehicle engineers, particularly those that put regular service items in hard-to-reach locations—making routine vehicle maintenance a real pain. And perhaps nowhere is […]

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Meet the Distributor Clamp Wrench: An Unsung Hero Tool for Adjusting Ignition Timing

Even after it’s been properly installed and adjusted, a distributor can gradually slip over time. That means, if your older engine is still equipped with a distributor, you should really […]